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Posted Friday 2/09/18 at 5:53AM EST
Don’t feel guilty about binging on old shows in our Too-Much TV era
Despite contending with more than 500 shows as a TV critic, Alan Sepinwall has been binging on ER now that it’s on Hulu.
Posted Tuesday 1/30/18 at 2:04AM EST
HBO's Divorce works best as a “mini-binge”
“In a way,” says Lea Palmieri, “Divorce almost feels closer to a movie than a show: sitting with these characters for 90 minutes at a time just feels more fun than a mere 30 minutes.”
Posted Monday 1/29/18 at 7:46PM EST
Netflix renews Fuller House for Season 4
As Hello Giggles points out, the Full House sequel series seems to be adhering to a new math for TV seasons, releasing multiple seasons a year since its debut less than two years ago. Netflix announced late last year that Fuller House was its second-most binge-raced show (behind Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life).
Posted Friday 1/19/18 at 10:48PM EST
It's hard to binge-watch The Crown when you have to do so much Googling
One fan of The Crown would like Netflix to add pop-up links to each episode to provide more information on whether a scene taking place is real or fiction. ALSO: Here’s what The Crown got wrong about the Queen’s visit to Ghana.
Posted Friday 1/12/18 at 5:54AM EST
Conan O’Brien on Peak TV: “Let’s be honest: a lot of stuff that isn’t worth your time”
“TV has changed seismically 35 separate times since I got involved in it, in the last two dramatically with the Netflix Factor and how much more content there is now,” Conan said while promoting his new TBS animated show Final Space at the TV press tour. He added: “The bottom line is that the good is always going to be rare.”
Posted Friday 1/05/18 at 11:08PM EST
Does Lost still hold up in this binge-watching era?
After recently binging through most of the ABC series, Jason Schreier that there are “a LOT of plot holes.”
Posted Tuesday 1/02/18 at 10:49PM EST
Find out how long it would take to watch every episode of your favorite show
AT&T has unveiled a calculator that will figure out how much time you will need to devote to binge-watch an entire series.
Posted Wednesday 12/20/17 at 10:03PM EST
Gary Oldman binge-watched The Crown and was shocked to see Darkest Hour co-star Stephen Dillane working with another Winston Churchill
“I went, ‘That’s Stephen Dillane! In a scene! With Churchill!'" said Oldman, who plays Churchill in the new film Darkest Hour. "So I wrote to Stephen and I said, ‘you are a gentleman, because you never ever mentioned or gave away the fact that you worked with another Churchill,'” Oldman said. “And he wrote back, ‘I only work with Churchills.'” Oldman admits he exchanged notes with his John Lithgow, his Churchill counterpart. ALSO: The Crown rushes through time far too quickly.
Posted Tuesday 12/19/17 at 10:26AM EST
Netflix helped a couple get engaged with the help of Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant
The Santa Clarita Diet stars surprised couple Conor and Kamela, who are Netflix super-fans whose first date six years ago involved watching Netflix.
Posted Tuesday 12/12/17 at 2:13PM EST
Netflix insists it takes the privacy of its viewers seriously after creepy tweet
After a Netflix tweet noting that 53 people watched the original Netflix movie A Christmas Prince every day for 18 days raised privacy concerns, Netflix issued a statement saying: “The privacy of our members’ viewing is important to us. This information represents overall viewing trends, not the personal viewing information of specific, identified individuals.”
Posted Monday 12/11/17 at 4:07PM EST
Netflix accidentally reminded viewers that it’s keeping track of everything you watch
Last night’s tweet about a Netflix original movie — “To the 53 people who've watched A Christmas Prince every day for the past 18 days: Who hurt you?” — sparked some outrage among Netflix fans.
Posted Monday 12/11/17 at 4:07PM EST
Netflix announces the most binge-watched shows of 2017
American Vandal, 3% and 13 Reasons Why were among “the shows we devoured in 2017,” according to Netflix. The Crown, Big Mouth and Neo Yokio were among “the shows we savored in 2017.” ALSO: Stranger Things gets the “Bad Lip Reading” treatment.
Posted Thursday 12/07/17 at 8:21PM EST
A new study reveals how binge-watching can affect your electricity bill
Game of Thrones is the most costly show to binge-watch the entirety of at $2.16, followed by Stranger Things at 46 cents.
Posted Friday 12/01/17 at 5:37AM EST
CW’s annual Arrowverse crossover event isn’t suited for Netflix binge-watching
For future viewers of the “Crisis on Earth-X,” it’ll be a pain to try to figure out which episodes of The Flash, Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and Supergirl to watch in the correct order.
Posted Wednesday 11/29/17 at 12:21AM EST
Twin Peaks: The Return is best experienced watching all 18 hours in a row, as if it were a feature film
Evan Davis tried it, and writes: “I decided to see what Twin Peaks: The Return was like as a movie, so I sat down and watched the series’ entirety in one go. There were a few bathroom breaks along the way, but otherwise, I plowed through from beginning to end, giving (David) Lynch and co-writer Mark Frost’s magnum opus its intended treatment. I discovered some things along the way that I didn’t pick up on the first time around, and probably couldn’t have revealed themselves in week-to-week viewing.”